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Departure Thu, 15 Nov Return Mon, 19 Nov
ATH Athens
LCY London
return from £197
Departure Wed, 28 Nov Return Sat, 08 Dec
ATH Athens
LTN London
return from £67
Departure Mon, 26 Nov Return Fri, 07 Dec
ATH Athens
LHR London
return from £142
Departure Tue, 20 Nov Return Mon, 26 Nov
ATH Athens
LGW London
return from £101
Route information
A rich cultural heritage and colourful history offers visitors plenty to see and do in London.
Currency exchange rates and cost of life
Train
Local, one-way ticket
97%

Trains are 97% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens
£1.22
London
£2.4
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
72%

The average meal is 72% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens
£8.74
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
31%

Taxis are 31% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens
£3.05
London
£4
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
9%

Coffee is 9% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens
£2.51
London
£2.73
( Athens airports
  • ? E. Venizelos (ATH)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
) London airports
  • ? Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ? Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ? Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ? Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ? London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ? Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
L Distance: 1486 miles

Travelling to and from the airports

Flights from Athens

As one of the world's oldest cities, Athens is considered by some to be the cradle of western civilisation. The city's airport, Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, replaced the former Hellenikon airport in 2001. It is named after Eleftherios Venizelos, charismatic Cretan politician and former prime minister of Greece.

Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is Greece's busiest airport, operating frequent flights from Athens to London. The airport currently has two terminals; it features a series of cultural exhibitions including a permanent exhibition of archaeological findings from Mesogaia that date back to Neolithic times, an exhibition dedicated to Eleftherios Venizelos and an introduction to life in Greek antiquity at the airport's Acropolis Museum.

Travel to Athens airport

Athens to London flights may leave from one of Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport's two terminals, which are connected by an underground walkway. The airport is approximately 12 miles east of the city centre. There are a number of ways to get to the airport. It can be accessed via Metro Line 3 that runs from Aghia Marina to Athens International Airport or on the Suburban Rail from Athens Central Station (otherwise known as Larissis Station), as well as from Port of Pireaus and Kiato. There are also four local bus routes that run to the airport: the X93 from Kifissos, X95 from Syntagma, X96 from Piraeus and X97 from Eliniko Metro Station.

Arriving in London

From awe-inspiring museums and monuments to contemporary art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants to street food, there are endless ways to stay entertained in London. You could spend the morning browsing the shops and department stores on Regent's Street and grab lunch in Covent Garden or have afternoon tea at the Ritz. Then catch an exhibition at the Tate Modern and take a stroll along the Southbank against a sunset backdrop of Tower Bridge, before heading over to the West End to see a play or musical. If you're travelling with children, the Natural History Museum and Planetarium provide eye-popping entertainment.

Travelling to the city centre

From Athens to London, cheap flights run daily and may arrive at one of London's five main airports. To continue your onward journey, trains are quickest. From Heathrow (west) the Heathrow Express runs to Paddington Station (in about 15-20 minutes) or the Piccadilly Line to the city centre in around 40 minutes. From Gatwick (south) you can take the Gatwick Express or Thameslink service to London Victoria (about 30-40 minutes). Stansted (northeast) runs a direct train to Liverpool Street (about 40 minutes) while Luton (northwest) runs a combined shuttle bus (10 minutes) and train service to St Pancras International Station (about 35 minutes). London City Airport is already in the city centre on the DLR.

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